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Lake: Diamond Lake (Bosler Reservoir)

Any Opinion/Insights on These Waters?

Post By: IndieCon      Posted: 2/28/2014 7:42:06 AM     Points: 925    
I know the news for Wheatland #3 was great last year (hopefully 2014, too), but I'm wondering if anyone in the know has opinions about other area lakes such as Diamond and East Allen.

They appear from their sizes on my gazetteer to likely be more manageable to work when the wind is up, in comparison to WR3.

Are these lakes' trout of quality size (15-22 inches)? Any trophies (22+ inches)?

I'm a catch-and-releaser when it comes to trout.
 Reply by: culinarypunk      Posted: 2/28/2014 9:17:03 AM     Points: 84481    
I'll have to look at my Gazette map and see where these lakes are...
I have no info on them.

I'll look on WGFD website and see if they have any new releases on
these waters.
 Reply by: Hunter Hastings      Posted: 2/28/2014 10:36:53 AM     Points: 4097    
It looks like diamond may be closed to the public but I am not sure. East Allen looks like it has had some rough times but recent efforts in the past few years have brought it back
 Reply by: showcase      Posted: 2/28/2014 11:12:07 AM     Points: 1783    
I do know at this point Diamond is a mud hole, they are trying to get enough water in it to restock it. Before it dried up it was the best fishery I have ever fished. I sure hope it comes back again, I will be a resident of Diamond Lake. Unfortunately with the budget issues my guess it won't happen for a while?
 Reply by: IndieCon      Posted: 2/28/2014 11:02:05 PM     Points: 925    
Thanks, Friends!

showcase, when you say "best" what exactly do you mean... numbers? Quality? Numbers of quality trout?

You've got me salivating, Pal.
 Reply by: showcase      Posted: 3/1/2014 12:59:00 AM     Points: 1783    
All of the above, honestly 50 to 75 fish days were common and an 18" average. The biggest fish ever was a 29" 9 pound brown and every year you would catch a couple brookies 18-20", no kidding best lake anywhere of all time, well atleast that I have fished. But keep in mind this was in the 90's. A big part of the success was a two fish over 16" bag limit. I would love to see it back, but I try not to think about it, maybe someday??
 Reply by: Shoe2      Posted: 3/3/2014 9:39:27 AM     Points: 110    
I can confirm that the fishing was unbelievable at Diamond in the late 90's. Never caught the brookes or browns but bow fishing was incredible - even dry fly fishermen did well. I remember keeping a fish there and it tasted bad but could have been a fluke. There was a little protection from the wind. East Allen has been off and on because it seems like water quality is questionable. Not much protection from wind there.

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 Reply by: showcase      Posted: 3/4/2014 10:45:48 AM     Points: 1783    
No absolutely no protection from the wind at Diamond, it would rip. That Brown was the only one I ever heard of out of there also, have no idea where he came from but my dad caught him in 1987 in November on a platte river special and the brookies were all caught in the 80's and early 90's, they seemed to disappear about the mid 90's? Game and fish said they would come in from the ditch feeding it which came from elk mountain.
 Reply by: Shoe2      Posted: 3/5/2014 8:06:04 AM     Points: 110    
When you are despirate for wind protection, you start to think that even the tall grass provides some. At Diamond, I could get up next to the west bank and fish anyway. That isn't possible in some of other places that I fish. I wish they could get the water needed to fill up Diamond again. Big brookies would be awesome. I wish that they would stock a few in the fertile lakes.

s.
 Reply by: showcase      Posted: 3/5/2014 6:42:18 PM     Points: 1783    
I agree completely, I wish they would stock more Brookies and Browns both, I'm pretty sure they are just worried about them eating stockers especially the Browns. There truly aren't many places to go for great Browns in lakes in Wyoming and the Brookies would be awesome, Saratoga used to have some big Brookies too but they are gone also.
 Reply by: IndieCon      Posted: 3/8/2014 11:27:28 PM     Points: 925    
I wish the fisheries department would go for more tiger trout stocking. They are hearty and love all the meat that makes a small trout become a big trout.